Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Graham, NC, usa
time for a new one?
My '99 lt crossed over 100,000 last season and after riding 1600 mi this spring I am confronted w/ the following. The problem of cutting out below 2000 rpm is getting worse. The dealer can't won't acknowledge, has the attitude "ya don't need to be below 2000 anyway on this bike". The shocks need replacing. Have had asstd dealers replace rear seals, clutch, brake pads, etc while on the road and am about fed up, between the prices and attitude. Many years ago I did all the maintenance, some light rebuilding, etc., and now am considering the complexities of maintaining a BMW LT...
Would like any help trouble shooting the stumbling below 2000, (the local wrench, said he doesn't have the proper manuals or tools to diagnos and work on it, but that it seemed to be one cyl cutting out) and what if any special tools required to repair. I don't have any exp. with fuel injection, electronics, etc. Shocks don't seemto be a big deal, if I get a manual, and learn how to strip the plastic.... aaammm, maybe I should buy something else. I like the bike, but I push it pretty hard, staying in front of Gold wings and 1200rt's, thanks, J.